Chimney Swift Habitat Towers
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation, in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Parks, began the installation of chimney swift habitat towers in North and South Parks in 2016, with the goal of installing 100 towers in all nine county parks by spring 2017.
Boyce Park Ecological Assessment
In 2015 with generous funding from the PNC Foundation, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, together with the Allegheny County Parks Department, launched a systematic evaluation of natural resources and ecological assets in the parks beginning with Boyce Park. We partnered with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) to conduct the first Ecological Assessment and Action Plan to provide a framework for project implementation to protect, preserve and improve the environmental health of the park.
South Park Fairgrounds Oval Improvements
The oval track, fields and surrounding areas are all part of the former South Park Fairgrounds. While the County fair is a beloved memory, the fairgrounds continue to be well used for other purposes. This area is the heart of South Park. The improvement project, funded by the Department fo Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny County and the Parks Foundation, will begin needed upgrades to the track, fields, and landscaping. As additional funds are raised, additional improvements will be designed and constructed.
North Park Lake Trail
North Park has a beautifully scenic 75-acre lake in the heart of the park. Improvments to the five mile trail are intended to connect the Rachel Carson Trail, a 34-mile trail that extends from North Park to Harrison Hills Park, to improve trail safety for users while providing an opportunity to explore and experience the park's varied ecology.
Settler's Cabin Park Connector Trail - Phase 1 (within park)
Settler's Cabin Park serves a growing population in the western section of the county. Phase 1 of the connector trail links Settler's Cabin Park to Walkers Mill in Collier Township. A future Phase 2, outside park property, will link to the adjacent Panhandle Trail; a 29-mile trail that stretches from Carnegie to Weirton, WV and includes a link to the Montour Trail.
10/17/16 THE ALLEGHENY 9 race series. Register now!
Register HERE for 3 or more races and receive a 20% discount! DISCOUNT CODES can be applied to individual races only. See the registration links below. November 12, 2016 (Saturday) 9 AM SETTLERS CABIN PARK, 10K trail Register here! February 4, 2017 (Saturday)…
09/12/16 POUR AT THE PARK! Thanks to all who participated!
Thank you to all who joined us! We'll see you next year! Thanks to our Tasting Cup Sponsor! http://workwear.aeconlinestore.com Thanks to Strada for sponsoring a Green Event! The National Safety Council is providing designated driver tickets as our safe transportation sponsor! We appreciate the legal…
08/30/16 September Newsletter Features Two New Events!
POUR AT THE PARK details here! And Introducing THE ALLEGHENY 9 RACE SERIES.Details and sign up here! …
07/27/16 Latest News at Parks Foundation!
Our August newsletter is here! …
07/19/16 Caren Glotfelty Featured in NEXTPittsburgh!
See how our Executive Director is spending her week. …
06/28/16 See the survey our park visitors are taking!
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation has launched a user survey in all nine parks this summer to learn about our visitors' park experiences. This will help us and the Allegheny County Parks determine where to direct resources, services and programming. The interviewers will be in the parks through the summer.…
06/07/16 County Executive Rich Fitzgerald puts finishing touch on Chimney Swift Tower